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Wise Registry Cleaner 7 review


Manufacturer: Wise Cleaner

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Our Wise Registry Cleaner 7 review shows that this free software is a super-effective registry cleaner and defragging program - it also offers mild system tweaking.

Every once in a while, I run across a program that seems too good to be free--but truly is. Wise Registry Cleaner 7 is such a program. Actually, it's a bit more than a registry cleaner. It also defrags the registry and offers quite a few system tweaks under its System Tuneup tab.

As a registry cleaner, Wise Registry Cleaner 7 has performed well for me. It always seems to find more stuff than CCleaner, another effective freebie that also removes other types of file detritus. The program checks ActiveX/Com components, software paths, application paths, shared DLLS, the Start Menu, etc. and removes any invalid entries.

As with CCleaner, Wise Registry Cleaner 7 is a Windows PC utility that will get rid of some stuff you might want, including the most recently used file lists (MRUs) for Microsoft Office and other applications. It pays to spend a bit of time going through the list and de-selecting any items you'd like to keep. Also, there's a Safe Selections option if you right-click over any category heading. I suggest you use it until you're up to speed.

Wise Registry Cleaner 7's registry defragger takes over your PC or laptop for 30 seconds to a minute when it scans and runs to prevent other programs from making changes. It's a bit disconcerting the first time, but a nice precaution. It works quite well, though you may not notice a difference in boot times unless you've been running your Windows installation for quite a while.

System Tuneup options include optimizing disk I/O, disabling the debugger, a few networking tweaks and some other stuff. They're easy to try and if you don't like them, you can click on system defaults to restore the Microsoft factory settings. See also: Does PC speed boost software work?

If there's anything I don't love about the Wise Registry Cleaner 7, it's that the interface, which while attractive enough, doesn't allow resizing to let you see the entirety of some of the items listed. When you hover over each item, the full item displays as a tooltip, but still.

Minor gripes aside, Wise Registry Cleaner 7 has worked perfectly for me. It's a permanent item in my toolkit. You should download it. See all software downloads.

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • File Size: 2.36 MB
Wise Registry Cleaner 7 Expert Verdict »

Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
File Size: 2.36 MB
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

It's a great free program. Registry cleaning and defragging--plus mild system tweaking - is Wise Registry Cleaner 7's forte.

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